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ent by, the time fixed for this brother's return came round, yet he also remained out; but some days after the lad was due Card himself turned up accompanied by the brother he General Wesley Merritt. had taken with him, soon explained his delay in getting back, and gave me the story of his adventures while absent. After leaving my camp, his party had followed various by-ways across the Cumberland Mountains to Crow Creek Valley, as instructed; but when nearing the railroad above Anderson's Station, they were captured by some guerrillas prowling about that vicinity, and being suspected of disloyalty to the Confederacy, were carried to Chattanooga and imprisoned as Yankee spies. Their prospects now were decidedly discouraging, for death stared them in the face. Fortunately, however, some delays occurred relative to the disposition that should be made of them, and they, meanwhile, effected their escape from their jailors by way of one of the prison windows, from which they manage
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., From the Wilderness to Cold Harbor. (search)
and joined Warren. The two wings of Grant's army were safely across the river, but there was no connection between them. Lee had only thrown back his flanks and let them in on either side, while he held the river between; and when General Grant attempted to throw his center, under Burnside, across between the ford and the bridge, it was very severely handled and failed to get a foothold on the south side. A detachment from Ox Ford is otherwise known as Anderson bridge and Ford. Anderson's Station is Verdon, and the ch. Cady house is J. Anderson's. Warren's corps was sent down on the south side to help Burnside across, Crittenden's division of Burnside's corps forded the river on the 24th at Quarles's Mill, between Ox Ford and Jericho Mill, and connected with Warren's left. Potter's division of this corps was with Hancock, leaving only one division, O. B. Willcox's, at Ox Ford.--editors. but was attacked by Mahone's division, and driven back with heavy loss, narrowly esc
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
s at Libby Prison and Belle Isle no longer. It remains for us only to briefly notice Andersonville Prison, the most extensive, as it was the most infamous, of all the prisoner-pens into which Union captives were gathered. It was in an unhealthy locality, It is said to be the most unhealthy part of Georgia, and was probably selected as a depot for prisoners, on account of this fact. --Report of Captain James M. Moore to the Quartermaster-General. on the side of a red-clay hill, near Anderson Station, on the Southwestern railroad, in Georgia, about sixty miles south from Macon, and surrounded by the richest of the cotton and corn-growing regions of that State. The site was selected, at the suggestion it is said of Howell Cobb, the commander of the District, by Captain W. S. Winder, son of the Confederate Commissary of prisoners. It comprised twenty-seven acres of land, with a swamp in its center. A choked and sluggish stream flowing out of another swamp, crawled through it, whil
a half, sending, as directed, Lieutenant Grattan, with six men, up to Beaver Dam Station, to ascertain the extent of damage done the railroad, and the position and strength of the enemy's forces at that point. During the night a courier arrived from Lieutenant Grattan, stating that but little injury was done the road, and the enemy had returned, and that the necessary repairs could have been made in a few hours. I started early next morning with the command, and proceeded as far as Anderson's Station, where I halted to feed. I there found a cavalry company encamped, from Bath County, commanded by Captain McChestney, who informed me that he was picketing the Telegraph road, leading to Fredericksburg, and scouting in that direction. I then sent a Lieutenant and nine men from Major Critcher's battalion, down the road, with Captain McChestney's picket, to go in the direction of Bowling Green, by a road running parallel with the Telegraph road, and leading to that place. I then pro
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
g of the 22d, and bivouaced about noon that day near Hewlett's Station, on the Central railroad. At 6 o'clock A. M., on the 23d, we moved still further down the railroad, and about noon went into camp close to the South Anna river and near Anderson's Station. That afternoon we were ordered up the railroad, formed line of battle on the right of McGowan, perpendicular to the road, and threw forward a portion of our sharp-shooters. The Seventh regiment was soon afterwards detached to guard a forrmishers, and succeeded in bringing off all our dead and wounded. We were relieved that night about 11 o'clock by Davis's brigade of Heth's division. We then formed on the railroad and commenced fortifying, but before day we were moved to Anderson's Station, where we intrenched and remained until the 27th. I regret to have to state that Lieutenant H. I. Costner, Company B, Twenty-eighth regiment, was killed in this engagement. Lieutenant Costner was a brave officer and conscientious in the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Confederate prisons. (search)
ng the row of the previous night could be marked by Andersonville prison. the motionless forms of those who were sleeping on in their last sleep—frozen to death! The cold froze them, said the report, because they were hungry; the hunger consumed them, because they were cold. At Andersonville, Ga., the sufferings of the captives were still more acute and dreadful, and the cruelties practised upon them were more fearful. The prison was one open pen, in an unhealthy locality, near Anderson Station, about 60 miles from Macon, and surrounded by the most Castle thunder. fertile region of the State. The site was selected, it is said, at the suggestion of Howell Cobb, the commander of the district. It comprised 27 acres of land, with a swamp in the centre. A sluggish and choked stream crawled through it, while within rifle-shot distance flowed a brook of pure, delicious water, 15 feet wide and 3 feet deep. Had that stream been included in the pen, the prisoners might have drunk
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
oma, Tenn., March 1. Attached to 1st Brigade, Defenses Nashville & Chattanooga R. R. to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Subdistrict, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Subdistrict, District of Middle Tennessee, to September, 1865. Service. Duty at Tullahoma, Tenn., till June 18, 1865; then distributed 5 Companies at Decherd, 1 Company at McMinnville and 4 Companies guarding Nashville & Chattanooga R. R. from Lombardy to Anderson's Station till September. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., September 5, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 1 Officer and 70 Enlisted men by disease. Total 73. Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in for 1 year February 11, 1865. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., February 14-17, 1865; thence to Chattanooga, Tenn. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. Dept. of Georgia to Janua
Fatal railroad Accident. --From the Chattanooga Gazette, (Yankee,) of the 8th instant, we learn that a terrible collision occurred at Anderson's Station, on the Nashville and Chattanooga railroad, on the 6th. To add to the horrors of the scene the ladies' car was act on fire, and the following ladies burned to death, Mrs Jourdan, Mrs Kees and Miss Vagel; also a soldier and a citizen of Huntsville. A Mrs. Hoffer was taken from the wreck badly burned and otherwise injured. A reward of $2,500 is offered for Magowan, the engineer, who had fled.